Dry Shelling Beans

Bingo Bean

Bingo Bean


85 days. A classic in Italian cuisine, Bingo is a highly sought after Borlotto-type pole bean. Big, creamy green pods are streaked in bright pinkish red, growing 5 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. The dried bean flaunts the same cream color with red streaks and a hearty, delicious flavor. Tastes amazing in soups or traditional Italian recipes such as Pasta e Fagioli. Quite productive, plants can reach up to 6 feet tall and are easy to harvest.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 40 seeds per ounce.
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
60-85°F8-161"4"2-4"18-36"80%2-3 yearsListed per varietyLow

Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Coat seed with inoculant to increase yields

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed sows 10-20 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
Insect control: Pyrethrin
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Days to maturity are for the fresh shell stage
Shelling beans: Pick when fully formed but still soft and green
Dry beans: Harvest mature beans before pods begin to shatter in the field
• If weather prevents field drying, pull plants and dry inside on a tarp, turning pile daily for even drying
To thresh dry beans: When material is brittle dry, place material in bag and swing against a hard surface, or beat with a stick or rake on a tarp
• Make sure beans are fully dry, then store in a cool place
• Bean weevils may be eliminated by freezing the seed near 0°F for 2 weeks

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Great taste fresh too!
Mar 9, 2016  |  By Karen
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I picked these for the unusual color and ate them fresh and they had a nice full or meaty green bean taste. I will grow them again this year and I'm not sure I can hold off eating them to save as dried beans.
One of my favorites!!
May 15, 2015  |  By Julia Goncharova
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These beans are the most tasty dry beans, in my opinion! Were growing them for a few years now very successfully. Excellent germination rate, tolerant to all sort of weather, bountiful harvest. Fresh beans are very tasty in stirfrys. The rest were left to dry right on the trellis. Dry beans are excellent in soups and stew. We are growing these this year again. Highly recommend this variety!!
Excellent soup bean, easy to grow!
Feb 19, 2012  |  By Robin S.
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I grew two rows of Bingo beans last summer, on nylon net trellises. I let them dry completely on the vine, then shelled out the dry beans, gave them a few days to dry further, and stored them in quart canning jars with plastic lids. Harvested just over 2 quarts. The beans cook up nicely, with a buttery texture and mild beany flavor. I'll be growing more this year!